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Square cake still fits in round hole

Who knows why cupcakes were ever round in the first place? I mean, I know why they're round now — because cupcake tins and those little corrugated paper cups in the grocery stores come that ...

City attorney Goldsmith: "I apologize"

"Miscommunication" allegedly led to lawsuit over unreleased emails

How important is California's Public Records Act to city attorney Jan Goldsmith? Not very. Goldsmith said as much during a September 12 court hearing in the case over his refusal to turn over emails that ...

Sunday's catch

September 14 dock totals Fisherman's Landing 109 Anglers, 4 Boats, 33 Yellowtail, 628 Yellowfin Tuna, 4 Calico Bass, 43 Bonito, 3 Rockfish, 4 Sculpin, 54 Dorado H&M Landing 392 Anglers, 15 Boats, 121 Skipjack Tuna, ...

Lead candy web page launch

Environmental Health Coalition seeks to cut down brain-damage danger

The Environmental Health Coalition, a local advocacy group most recently involved in the unsuccessful attempt to implement a community plan update in Barrio Logan and a push to improve transit options in SANDAG's plan to ...

Early Look: Lightning tasting room

Poway-based brewery finally opens up an official sampling space.

Jim Crute was almost giddy — well, about as animatedly giddy as an analytical science guy like him can get — as he opened the door to the business suite next to his Lightning Brewery ...

Hateful Harriet on the Wrench and Rodent Seabasstropub

North County sushi haven epically fails to live up to its own hype.

Tucked in the back of Oceanside Bull Taco, Wrench and Rodent is the brainchild of Davin Waite, local sushi guy who came up through the ranks of La Jolla’s Cafe Japengo. The name allegedly means ...

White or wrong?

Is Diner En Blanc worth the effort?

Recently, I got an invitation to Diner En Blanc, this semi-sort-of-exclusive pop-up dinner taking place in a secret location on September 19. Diner En Blanc goes like this: A bunch of people more stylish and ...

Catch the Charles McPherson Quintet for free!

...and other jazz happenings around San Diego September 15–21

Monday 15Guitarist/vocalist Lorraine Castellanos and bassist Evona Wascinski perform in duo at Croce’s Park West (2760 Fifth Avenue) from 6 to 9 p.m. for free! Tuesday 16 Steph Johnson on guitar and vocals and Rob ...

Aviara Trio free concert

San Diego libraries provide great concerts all year.

The Rancho Bernardo Public library has a chamber music series. Several libraries have similar programs. They are a rich source of music in San Diego County and they’re all free. I bring up Rancho Bernardo ...

We must; no, we daren't!

Fallen Angels at North Coast Rep is an apt, skilled Coward performance.

What might seem silly today was deemed “radical” and “obscene” when Noël Coward’s Fallen Angels premiered in 1925. Even T.E. Lawrence — of Arabia — gave it a “humph!” One exchange may sum up what ...

Space for a Shack in Hillcrest?

Troubled electronics store chain plans closings

RadioShack Corporation's September 11 announcement of second-quarter financial results strongly suggested that store closings are coming. Joseph C. Magnacca, chief executive officer, said the company “may need additional capital.” Magnacca also announced possible “debt restructuring” ...

Tajima lives up to its reputation

Hillcrest Japanese spot includes gluten-free ramen and variety of Japanese craft beer.

As far back as I can recall, every restaurant at 3739B 6th Ave — across from the Rite Aid — has been Japanese. I used to order from the "American Favorites" list back when it ...

A deeper shade of pink

Green Flash’s annual fundraising beer a thing of beauty

There are few charitable causes as universally backed by the brewing community as the fight against breast cancer. This has much to do with how many peoples’ lives are touched by this scourge. One in ...

The warmonger Obama

Local veterans protest expansion of Middle East campaign

A handful of military veterans congregated along the Sixth Avenue overpass of Interstate 5 during the afternoon rush hour on Thursday, September 11, to express their dismay over president Barack Obama's September 10 statement of ...

Del Mar’s super brew of politics

Jerry Brown appointee recuses himself from fair-board brewpub vote

“If one vice doesn't work, try another” appears to be the motto of the Del Mar fair board, the gubernatorially appointed body that runs the state's 22nd District Agricultural Association. After years of dismal financial ...

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